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Nicholas Nickleby Hunnam, scrubbed and blond and bland, plays the title role in Douglas McGrath's adaptation of the Dickens masterpiece. Young Nickleby, buoyed by a...Nicholas NicklebyDramaPT1MPG Hunnam, scrubbed and blond and bland, plays the title role in Douglas McGrath's adaptation of the Dickens masterpiece. Young Nickleby, buoyed by a...2003-07-25Jim BroadbentAlan CummingAnne HathawayNathan LaneMiranda RichardsonJim Broadbent, Alan Cumming, Anne Hathaway, Nathan Lane, Miranda RichardsonUnited Artists (MGM)
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Nicholas Nickleby

Genre: Drama; Starring: Jamie Bell, Charlie Hunnam, Christopher Plummer, Jim Broadbent, Alan Cumming, Anne Hathaway, Nathan Lane, Miranda Richardson; Director: Douglas McGrath; Author: Douglas McGrath; Release Date Limited: 12/27/2002; Runtime (in minutes): 1; MPAA Rating: PG; Distributor: United Artists (MGM)

Hunnam, scrubbed and blond and bland, plays the title role in Douglas McGrath’s adaptation of the Dickens masterpiece. Young Nickleby, buoyed by a misfit bunch of fiercely loyal friends, is a fatherless 19-year-old battling a cruel world. And wouldn’t you know it – his foes are more interesting than our band of heroes. Plummer is fun as a toxic benefactor, but Juliet Stevenson, who plays a beast of a schoolmarm, gives an otherwise mild-mannered movie some real bite. EXTRAS Superfluous. In conversations with the cast and crew, we learn this actor is delightful, that actress has quite a future, and Dickens wrote like a dream.

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